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Cutler, Ann, Journal of College Science Teaching


A little more than a year ago, I wrote in my first editorial that JCST was my favorite journal. I wasn't exaggerating. JCST is the one periodical I read cover to cover, finding almost every article applicable in some way to what I could be doing tomorrow, or that I should be thinking about for next semester. It was this thoughtful applicability that led me to contribute, review, and then accept the field editorship for this publication.

Still, there were things that I wish I had known about the journal along the way. I made a promise to myself that I would share my growing understanding with my readers as I learned more about what makes the journal tick, and so I will. I hope you will find it helpful.

The Journal of College Science Teaching is one of four journals published by the National Science Teachers Association. Each of the journals serves the educators working at a different level of education. Science and Children focuses on elementary-science efforts, Science Scope serves teachers in middle school, and The Science Teacher is published primarily for those teaching high school. JCST shares some of its processes with these other journals, but because it serves a different community, it operates in a slightly different way.

Each issue of JCST contains feature articles and several column contributions. Feature articles appear in the body of the journal and one of these is usually featured on the cover for that issue. Every published feature article is thoroughly peer-reviewed by members of an appointed review panel.

Each of our review panel members is a recognized expert in both their scientific discipline and in pedagogy. They serve as volunteers out of a deep commitment to our professional community, and we collectively owe them sincere gratitude for their generous and thoughtful hard work. Their careful suggestions serve to improve our thinking and our writing about the scholarship of teaching and learning we share with the broader community.

Feature articles accepted for publication in JCST emphasize innovations in learning and teaching in science that are either interdisciplinary in nature or are applicable in some significant way to more than one area of the physical sciences. Published articles typically include information about student outcomes from an implementation of the innovation. …

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